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AFCON Winner Among 5 Stars On Mourinho's Transfer Shortlist

With Tottenham Hotspur potentially missing out on the UEFA Champions League spots this season, manager Jose Mourinho is believed to have a transfer shortlist of five players ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, including a Real Madrid star and an Africa Cup of Nations winner.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see five players who are said to be on Mourinho's transfer shortlist, according to Sky Sports!

Spurs are currently in eighth place on the EPL log, seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

However, they are only four points behind Manchester United in fifth place, a position that could be enough to secure UCL qualification if Manchester City's two-year ban from European competition remains upheld.

Either way, Spurs have an uphill battle to qualify for Europe's elite club tournament once Premier league football resumes.

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Mourinho, meanwhile, has often complained about the lack of depth in his squad since taking over at the London club, with key figures such as Harry Kane and Heung-min Son currently sidelined through injury.

As a consequence, he wants to invest in new players in the coming transfer window, and has earmarked five footballers to improve his team, according to Sky Sports.

Due to Spurs' financial situation after they moved into their new stadium, he is understood to be targeting players who are not in the absolute superstar bracket, such as RB Leipzig's Marcel Sabitzer.

The winger has scored 15 goals and assisted another eight strikes so far this season, impressing Mourinho when Leipzig faced Spurs in the UCL last 16, when he scored a brace in the second leg.

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In addition, the Portuguese coach has reportedly identified LaLiga duo Geoffrey Kondogbia and Eder Militao of Real Madrid as potential key signings, while Norwich City's Jamal Lewis and OGC Nice's Youcef Atal are targeted to improve the fullback positions.

The latter, who has been making headlines with Nice in Ligue 1, featured in four games as Algeria lifted the 2019 AFCON trophy.

Do you think Mourinho can lead Spurs to silverware if the club lets him invest in the squad in the next transfer window? Have your say in the comments section below.  

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